Grades K-1

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Meets Sundays, 9:00 – 11:30 am

Learners in kindergarten and 1st grade in secular school meet weekly to build the foundations of Jewish learning.

Hebrew Through Movement is a program that introduces Hebrew in a playful and meaningful way, creating a positive initial connection between children and Hebrew. Learners learn Hebrew by hearing and responding to Hebrew commands in modern, spoken Hebrew with a goal of making the prayers in our siddur, as well as synagogue and Jewish vocabulary, more easily accessible.

Gan-Alef learners are introduced to Bible stories and the Jewish values expressed in the Torah. Learners explore the meaning of Shabbat and its associated blessings. Each child has the opportunity to bring Shabbat Bear home for several weekends throughout the year. Introductions to Israel as the Jewish homeland and the synagogue as our spiritual home occur through interactive, experiential learning.

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